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Arkansas-Little Rock defeats New Orleans, 77-71

Feb 28, 2010 - 3:40 AM LITTLE Rock, Ark.(AP) -- Solomon Bozeman scored 17 points and Arkansas-Little Rock defeated New Orleans, 77-71, in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

Bozeman hit on just 3 of 9 from the field but was 11 of 15 from the free-throw line and had seven assists. Courtney Jackson had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans (8-21, 4-14).

Johann Mpondo led the Privateers (8-21, 3-14) with 15 points and seven rebounds. Carl Blair made 8 of 9 from the line and finished with 14 points.

The Trojans hit on 11 of 28 (39.3 percent) from 3-point range while the Privateers hit just 3 of 10 (30.0 percent).

Leading by eight at the half, 34-26, the Trojans were able to extend their lead to as many as 18, 59-41, with 7:28 left to play. The Privateers would get as close as down four, with just two-seconds left to play.

The win means the Trojans finish 12th place in the Sun Belt, and the Privateers finish 13th.